Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon sat down with Charlie Rose for an interview on 60 Minutes, Bannon's first television appearance since leaving the White House.
Rose asked Bannon about the head of New York City’s archdiocese, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and his statement opposing Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
As much as I respect Cardinal Dolan and the bishops on doctrine, this is not doctrine. This is not doctrine at all. I totally respect the pope and I totally respect the Catholic bishops and cardinals on doctrine. This is not about doctrine. This is about the sovereignty of a nation. And in that regard, they’re just another guy with an opinion.
I don’t really care to go into what I think is a preposterous and rather insulting statement that the only reason we Bishops care for immigrants is for the economic because we want to fill our churches and get more money. That’s insulting and that’s just so ridiculous that it doesn’t merit a comment.
But not everyone disagrees with Bannon. According to a 2015 Public Religion Research Institute poll, more than half of white Catholics don't think immigrants make the country stronger, and four out of ten think immigrants threaten American traditions and values.
Great the Church speaks out about DACA. Wish it were equally vocal when Trump attacks women, disabled, and supports White Supremacists.— Marie Hawe (@mariehawe) September 7, 2017
I dont ever agree with bannon but he has a point on this one.the catholic church has always preyed on less fortunate, less educated...— The Great Pretender (@resistingtheDon) September 7, 2017
Follow the tax money to Catholic Charities for government social services contracts and you will know why Bishops want more illegals.— John Solak (@BinghamtonDaily) September 7, 2017
Oh, leftists are suddenly interested in letting Catholic doctrine guide public policy? This should get interesting.— Joe Kehoskie (@joe_kehoskie) September 7, 2017